The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Digital Camera is the world's first rugged camera on the market to include a high-speed f/2.0 lens. Even in low light and the harshest of conditions, you can capture high quality digital images with fast shutter speeds. The flagship of the Olympus Tough model and the toughest Tough model to date, the TG-1 is an exceptionally high-speed point and shoot with fast start-up time, quick refresh rates and a multitude of features that will allow you to take wonderful images in conditions that you never dared shoot before, including underwater.
Speed is not just a product of the faster f-stop. A high-sensitivity, high-speed 12 MP CMOS sensor combined with the DSLR-quality TruePic VI image processor offer rapid shooting and response times. High-speed autofocus, enhanced Intelligent Auto and Super-resolution zoom mean you shoot the images you want at the speed you need. Depending on the size of your images, multi-burst capability allows you to shoot from 5 frames per second to an incredible 60 frames per second. Never miss the action shot these cameras were designed to photograph.
Speaking of action, the Tough TG-1 lets you run directly into it without fear that your camera won't come back alive. Durability is the first word when talking about these new Olympus cameras. Shockproof up to 6.6 ft, crushproof to 220 lbs, freezeproof to 14 degrees F and waterproof up to 40 ft, you can take these cameras almost anywhere, come back with great images of your adventure and go do it all again. In addition to these high standards, the camera has a protective sealant that keeps it dustproof and a water-resilient coating on the lens that prevents water from staying on the lens surface. This is not only a protective function, but allows for clear composition of images and the quick removal of pesky water drops on your lens. And if 40 ft underwater is not deep enough for you, an Olympus underwater housing unit has been designed specifically for the TG-1. Sold separately, the case is O-ring sealed and safe up to 135 ft (45 m) underwater.
A high resolution 3.0" OLED monitor provides visibility in bright light situations, such as snow and beach and allows you to compose and shoot without struggling for a better angle to see the screen. Like the camera lens, the OLED is prepared with a water-resilient multi-coating that prevents scratches, minimizes fingerprints and smudges and further cuts down on reflective glare. This coating prevents water from remaining on the OLED surface and allows for better image composition in rain and surf.
Numerous shooting modes allow you to better take advantage of the camera's speed and durability. The Super Sport mode combines high-speed autofocus and shutter speeds up to 1/2000 of a second to freeze the action into a crisp photo. No messing with the menu when you need to shoot now, the Super Sport mode is located right on the dial and shoots in bursts of five to guarantee you won't miss the shot. A low light mode is available to capture the mood of a candle-light dinner or a sinking sunset, without the unwanted blast of a flash. The enhanced iAuto mode allows the camera to recognize the scene it is shooting and choose the optimum settings. From underwater snapshots to fireworks to snow to backlighting, the camera will sense it and take care of the settings for you.
The TG-1 offers 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD video with high-definition PCM audio technology. The iHS processor provides great colors and high speed while the Multi-Motion Image Stabilizer compensates for camera movement and smoothes out that video you shot while surfing or skiing. Shoot it at 60 frames per second to show off your best jump in high quality slow motion. An HDMI output makes HDTV playback easy.
From durability to speed, from programmable modes to slow motion playback, the Tough TG-1 iHS is a camera that knows its audience. It is designed for and will be loved by those on the go, by those who love to shoot how they play and for those who respect a camera that can live hard, give great results and come back for more.
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The one camera where you ONLY have to worry about misplacing it. Great pictures, built like a tank, one of a kind.